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Nala
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Nala

Female servalDOB appx 1/1/10Rescued 1/5/13 Moved to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on December 29, 2023 A man called on Dec. 13 and I called him back the same day and told him we would take his father’s serval if he would contract to never own another exotic cat. On the first call he said that…

Summer
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Summer

Female bobcat Born: Approx. July 4, 2021 Rescued by Big Cat Rescue: July 21, 2021 Moved to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on December 29, 2023 Became a permanent resident: May 16, 2022-deemed non releasable by Dr. Boorstein and the FWC Summer is a 2.5 week old bobcat came to us on Wednesday, July 21, 2021…

Zucari
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Zucari

Male serval DOB 7/2/2015Arrived 6/6/2017 Moved to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on December 29, 2023 Zucari is a serval who was born in 2015 and came to Big Cat Rescue in 2017.  Zucari’s former owner has refused to reveal who she bought him or Chaos the caracal from.  Since it was illegal to have the…

MaryAnn
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MaryAnn

Female bobcat Approx. DOB 1/1/08Rescued 5/5/13 Moved to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge November 30, 2023 Mary Ann is approximately four years old and was bottle raised from a kitten. We were told that she may suffer from short range vision, however, this has not been confirmed. Mary Ann was kept in a cage about 5′…

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Illithia

Female servalBorn 4/25/16 Arrived to Big Cat Rescue May 25, 2019 Moved to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on December 29, 2023 Illithia was declawed on all four paws before 12 weeks by her breeder in Missouri, and later spayed by her FL owner.  She was surrendered to Big Cat Rescue on 5/25/19. Exotic cats never…

Ginger
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Ginger

Female servalApprox. DOB 1/1/2009Rescued on  5/5/2013 Moved to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on December 29, 2023 Ginger is approximately four years old and was bottle raised from a kitten. She did not have a name, so in keeping with the Gilligan’s Island theme she was named Ginger. Ginger was kept in a cage about 9′…

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Dryden

Male bobcat DOB approx. 5/1/2015 Arrived to Big Cat Rescue October 17, 2016 Moved to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge November 30, 2023 Dryden and 5 others arrived at Big Cat Rescue on Oct. 17, 2016 from Spirit of the Hills.  Find out more about the rescue here: https://bigcatrescue.org/spirit-of-the-hills/https://youtu.be/jRhsl2aVIykDryden and Kewlona are siblings who had been orphaned when…

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Kewlona

Female bobcatDOB appx. 5/1/2015   Rescue October 17, 2016 Moved to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on November 30, 2023 Play the story of Dryden and Kewlona: We got this feedback from a previous volunteer at Spirit of the Hills, summarized below, along with the two adorable kitten photos of them here: “Dryden and Kewlona came…

Priya

Priya Tiger DOB 12/20/03 Female Arrived at Big Cat Rescue on 11/17/16 Crossed Rainbow Bridge April 17, 2023 Priya was born at Big Cats of Serenity Springs on 12/20/03 and had 4 cubs by Charaka Tiger on 3/14/10 while still at Serenity Springs.  Charaka was neutered a year later and it is unknown how many…

Gilligan

Gilligan Male Canada lynx Appx. 1/1/07 Rescued 5/5/13 Gilligan’s age is unknown. We were told he was purchased along with Skipper at an auction. Gilligan had the tiniest cage measuring 5′ x 7′. It was also the dirtiest of all of the cages. The mud floor was not mud, but feces covered with a sprinkling…